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Places / Localities
Guyant Collection of Tombstone Inscriptions is on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This collection includes tombstone inscriptions copied between 1970 and 1981 by Wayne and Alta Guyant in cemeteries in seventeen Wisconsin counties, and clipped newspaper obituaries and other related items. The records represent every known cemetery in Florence, Langlade, Portage, Waupaca, and Waushara counties and many in Adams, Barron, Forest, Green Lake, Juneau, Lincoln, Marquette, Oneida, Outagamie, Shawano, Winnebago, and Wood counties.
1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable index to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
1885 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable index to the 1885 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
Church History and Records
Crime and Criminals
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
Military History and Records
Naturalization and Citizenship
Naturalization Records for Portage County have been indexed and the index is available on the Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society's website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wispags/resources/naturalization.html
A complete listing of all Portage County newspapers can be found on the Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society's website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wispags/resources/newspapers.html
The Portage County Obituary Index is now a part of the Central Wisconsin Genealogy Index (http://mypoint.uwsp.edu/Library/gen_index). Full text obituaries from The Wisconsin Pinery (1853-1890) and The Plover Times (1866-1881) can be found on the Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society's website. These are not indexed in the Obituary Index. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wispags/resources/obituaries.html
Archives, Libraries and Museums
Family History Centers
Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wispags/index.html
Portage County Historical Society http://www.pchswi.org/index.htm
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).